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Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses

Winning the Fight Against Yourself

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  • I have been told that the reason I'm not losing weight is because I don't like exercise. I have this same fight, every morning, when I get up to do my 6 miles. I lie, to my self, every morning. "You can go back to bed, if you just put on your workout clothes." "You don't have to go very far - just to the end of the block." I do that for all 6 miles. I have a fitness tracker, so I know how far I go. It's good to hear that successful people have the same arguments.
  • Great article. I have not had a problem with motivation because I've been so excited about the Spark program and working out every day! Thank you.
  • ANNE-IN-GTX
    Excellent article...you pretty much described most of my summer mornings!!!
  • What a great article. Very informative and motivating. I can do this! Wishing you "determination" in your next fight!

    SparkCheers,
  • Great article! Can definitely relate.
  • Who would ever thought a personal trainer would struggle with same issues that us "regular" people struggle with--exercise and eating right. Thank you for being transparent and for the encouragement to do what needs to be done to live longer and healthier.
  • SMITHNANCY
    Me too realize the importance of exercise in life and the only thing which is keeping me behind is my hectic work schedule. I'm a working mother and I hardly get time for fitness. Can you please suggest workout schedule to upgrade my fitness.

    Thank you :)
  • Great article... Needed this struggle daily with this battle
  • I love this article and definitely needed to read it today!!!
  • This is one of the most motivational articles I've read. I'm so glad to hear that you get it! You're a certified trainer and YOU get it! Very inspirational too. Thank you!
  • Thank you. I battle myself the same way every morning. Nice to know that I am not alone!!
  • Of course, this is exactly what I go through to get off course. Get it....lol! You really hit the nail on the head and articulated it so well. I will think of this when I struggle to stay or go.
  • This was EXACTLY what I needed to hear! Thank you, sir, awesome post!
  • I've always thought anything before 6am was a bit extreme, but have been managing to get up at 5.30am. Now anything before 5am sounds a bit extreme - and I'm not sure I could manage 4.30am! I have to balance up the need to get up in time to do stuff before work with the need to get enough sleep (especially if I finish work late the night before). But, I do what I can. And the lesson is good - preparation before bed is always helpful in the morning!
  • KJAZZ185
    Sounds just like my mornings, but I don't even have to go outside, just to the basement to my fully equipped, yet rough around the edges home gym. I make sure I set the alarm where I at least have to get out of bed to turn it off. That get's me working out probably 9 out of 10 times, and it feels great all day long afterward. I just need to remember how good it feels afterward as I am waffling.

    Thanks for the article.

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